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Dawyne "The Rock" Johnson, Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah, Tina Fey and Kurt Cobain feature in our list.

During this festive season, Showmax is bringing you a wide variety of movies. DStv Premium customers have the passport to enjoy what is on offer at no additional price.

We have selected five movies you can’t afford to miss out on this festive season.

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Ella Enchanted

Starring Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diary, The Devil Wears Prada and Alice Through the Looking Glass) as Ella of Frell. A spell to become the most obedient child in the kingdom is cast on Ella by her fairy godmother. Now all grown-up Ella embarks on a journey to find her godmother and reverse the spell, along the way she finds love.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Moana, The Fate of the Furious, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) shows his range as an actor in the action fantasy adventure film, Hercules. Haunted by his past the demigod becomes a mercenary for hire. His life takes an unexpected turn when he his hired by the King of Thrace.

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Legendary blues singer Bessie Smith is played by Queen Latifah in this must-watch biopic directed Dee Rees. The Empress of the Blues rose to fame become famous in the 1920s and 1930s. The biography chronicles Smith’s rise to fame from humble beginnings.

Baby Mama

Get ready to laugh until you drop in this comedy movie Baby Mama starring Tina Fey as Kate Holbrook (Sisters and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Amy Poehler as Angie Ostrowski (Inside Out, A Very Murray Christmas and The House).  Kate Holbrook, a middle-aged businesswoman gets Angie to become the surrogate for her bundle of joy with hilarious results.  

Cobain: Montage of Heck

The leader singer of rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was a talented artist who had hordes of followers  around the world. The documentary film follows the life form of this troubled legend from birth on February 20, 1967, until he took his life on April 5, 1994.

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